Information Sheet on Ramsar Wetlands
Categories approved by Recommendation 4.7 of the Conference of the Contracting Parties.

NOTE: It is important that you read the accompanying Explanatory Note and Guidelines document before completing this form.

1. Date this sheet was completed/updated:Sept. 2001

2. Country:Sweden

3. Name of wetland:Asköviken - Sörfjärden

4. Geographical coordinates:59º28'N, 016º41'E

5. Altitude: (average and/or max. & min.) 0.7 - 30 m

6. Area: (in hectares) 12 200 ha

7. Overview: (general summary, in two or three sentences, of the wetland's principal characteristics)
The archipelago area of Mälaren including the Asköviken and Sörfjärden Bays constitutes a large and diverse site rich in habitats and species. Cultural and historical values are also high. The area is excellent for boat recreation and tourism.

8. Wetland Type (please circle the applicable codes for wetland types as listed in Annex I of the Explanatory Note and Guidelines document.)

marine-coastal: A .B .C .D .E .F .G .H .I .J .K

inland: L .M .N .O .P .Q .R .Sp .Ss .Tp .Ts.U .Va .Vt .W .Xf .Xp .Y .Zg .Zk

man-made: 1 .2 .3 .4 .5 .6 .7 .8 .9

Please now rank these wetland types by listing them from the most to the least dominant: O, Tp, W, Xf

9. Ramsar Criteria: (please circle the applicable criteria; see point 12, next page.)

1 .2 .3 .4 .5 .6 .7 .8

Please specify the most significant criterion applicable to the site: _______1___

10. Map of site included? Please tick -or-
(Please refer to the Explanatory Note and Guidelines document for information regarding desirable map traits).

11. Name and address of the compiler of this form:

Isabell Olevall, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, S-106 48 Stockholm, Sweden

Eva Nohlgren, County Administration of Gävleborg, S- 801 70 Gävle, Sweden


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